Hollywood starts shutting down

creditPasadena keeps the Rose Parade route open to the public pretty much until show time. Ditto for the Los Angeles Marathon. But for some reason, busy Hollywood Boulevard has to be closed for a full week before the Oscars ceremony. The block between Highland and Orange shut down last night; the sidewalk in front of Chinese Theatre and Hollywood and Highland is also blocked. The interruption of everyday life grows through the week until on Sunday they close the southbound ramp off the Hollywood Freeway and the Red Line subway station at Highland.

Street and sidewalk closures
Rail service alert

Also: Sunset Boulevard goes down a lane in front of the Arclight tonight for the premier of The Astronaut Farmer.


More by Kevin Roderick:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
Recent Mobility stories on LA Observed:
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Expo Line grand opening at noon hour on Friday
Metro board approves subway's environmental report, station at LACMA
Union Station is wonderful, but one of the world's most beautiful?

New at LA Observed
Follow us on Twitter

On the Media Page
Go to Media
On the Politics Page
Go to Politics

LA Biz Observed
Arts and culture

Sign up for daily email from LA Observed

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


Advertisement
LA Observed on Twitter and Facebook